The films being pitched at this years Nordic Film Market

This year’s Nordic Film Market, which takes place during the Göteborg Film Festival, is set to have several major upcoming films on display.

Most notable is the new film from Swedish director Ruben Östlund, titled The Square, as well as Janus Metz‘ Borg, which stars Shia Labeouf.


Here’s the full list of titles:

  • A Horrible Woman directed by Christian Tafdrup (Parents, pictured) is the portrait of a dominating woman (Denmark)
  • All In a drama by Christian Dyerkjær produced by Fago Film, Denmark (Denmark)
  • Alma by Kristin Jóhannesdóttir (As in Heaven), a thriller starring Emmanuelle Riva, Kristbjörg Kjeld and Snæfriður Ingvarsdóttir, produced by Pegasus Pictures (Iceland)
  • The Ash Lad by Mikkel Brænne Sandemose (Ragnarok) is a fantasy/adventure film about a poor farmer’s son who embarks on a quest to save a princess. (Norway)
  • Becker-The King of Tingsryd, debut feature by Martin Larsson produced by Anagram Film & TV (Sweden)
  • Beyond Dreams by Rojda Sekersöz
  • Darling Birgitte Stærmose (Norskov, Room 304) is a drama set in the world of the Danish Royal Ballet starring Danica Curcic, Gustav Skarsgård and Ulrich Thomsen. (Denmark)
  • The Ex-Wife by Katka Wik
  • Lake over Fire, the anticipated debut feature of award-winning Jørn Utkilen (Asylum), produced by Ape & Bjørn (Norway)
  • Måste Gitt by Ivica Zubak, selected for Rotterdam’s Big Screen competition slot
  • Miami, a road trip about two sisters by Nordic Council Film Prize nominee Zaida Bergroth (The Good Son) produced by Helsinki Filmi (Finland)
  • The Charmer, a psychological drama by award-winning newcomer Milad Alami, produced by Good Company Films (Denmark)
  • The Eternal Road by A J Annila (Jade Warrior, Sauna) stars Tommi Korpela and Sidse Babett Knudsen. It’s the epic story of one man’s struggle to survive is set in the 1930s Soviet Union. (Finland)
  • The Guilty, a first feature by Nordic Talents winner Gustav Möller starring Jacob Cedergren (Denmark)
  • The Outlaws by Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken (Cave), set in the 1920s Norway is about two drifters chased by the police after a failed train robbery. (Norway)
  • The Real Estate, a hybrid film by Måns Månsson (The Yard) and Axel Petersén (Avalon) that was selected at Les Arcs’ works in progress, produced by Flybridge (Sweden)
  • The Swan, a coming of age film by newcomer Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir, produced by Vintage Pictures (Iceland)
  • The Unknown Soldier by Aku Louhimies (Naked Harbour), an epic WW2 drama based on the international best-selling novel by Väinö Linna. (Finland)



Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.